Christmas Box Canterbury 2020

$680 donated
Given by 11 generous donors in 4 weeks

Help us to finance, pack and distribute 2,500 Christmas Boxes full of food to families in need throughout Canterbury.


Christmas Box started with the belief that charity begins at home, delivering Christmas gift-wrapped food boxes to local families in need. Today, we see the impact of Kiwis feeding Kiwis as this project responds to the ever increasing needs across our nation.

Christmas Box originates from The Life Centre Trust (an Auckland-based community organisation under LIFE) who in 2020 along with 200+ Government and Community agencies, will oversee the donations, the packing and distribution of thousands of food boxes to families in need throughout Auckland, Kaikohe, Whangarei, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

One Christmas Box caters for families of 4-6, helping supplement breakfast, lunch and dinner meals over a week. The value of the box is $75, but with generous sponsorship and donations from businesses, the box ends up costing $30.

- You donate $30 - Christmas Box and our sponsors more than double your donation to an approximate value of $75 - Over 2,200 volunteers pack the food into Christmas Boxes - 440+ Community and Government organisations distribute Christmas Boxes to families in need - 161,463 Total Families Fed!

Life Church Christchurch is the point church in Canterbury to raise the money, contact organisations to distribute to needy families throughout Christchurch and organise packing the 2500 boxes ready for distribution.

Agencies that are distributing boxes in Christchurch this year include:

• Stand for Children

• Delta Trust

• Riccarton Primary School

• Life Church La Vida Campus

• Christchurch City Mission

• Vision West

• Every Nation Church

• Linwood Ave School

• Family Help Trust

• Neighbourhood Trust

• NZ Police

• Aviva

• Kingdom Resources

• Foster Hope

• St John

• Karanga Mai

• Strengthening Linwood Youth

• Pillars

• Riccarton Community Church

• Aranui Community Trust

• Oranga Tamariki

• Methodist Mission

• City Elim Church

• CAP Christchurch

• Life Church Selwyn Campus

• Youth Pathways

• Compassion Trust

• South West Baptist Church

• My Father's Barber

• NZ Defence Force (Veterans)

• The Well Church

• Christchurch Kidney Society

• Hope Church Rolleston

• Revive Church Christchurch

About us

Life Church has three campuses in Christchurch (Upper Riccarton, Lincoln and New Brighton). We believe in having a positive impact on our local community and city.

Use of funds

For 2,500 boxes the cost equals $75,000. Life Church Christchurch underwrites the minimum and aims to raise the remainder through fundraisers, sponsorship and of course givealittle donations!

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Latest donations

Anne on 20 Dec 2020
I heard about this through the Chch Methodist Mission, thanks for your amazing mahi for amazing people
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 12 Dec 2020
Shelley on 03 Dec 2020
Keep up the great work team
Derek & Kim
Derek & Kim on 02 Dec 2020
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 01 Dec 2020

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